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01-13-12, 12:58 PM #16
Medal's Don't feed Tha BullDog Semper Fi dat~~~
01-13-12, 01:15 PM #17
well i did get a bronze star in nam with a combat v on it ,its in a drawer someplace here in the house plus i could pin it on my jacket and go to mick d,s i would still have to pay 1.50 for a cup of coffee so i dont care who gets one or how they did get it but i earned mine the hard way
01-13-12, 01:26 PM #18
also medals dont feed a persons family or pay the bills to make a liveing
01-13-12, 02:53 PM #19
No they don't. They're just pieces of medal and fragments of colorful cloth pinned to the chest of a person who was admired and respected by his peers. The medal is not for you, but is an affirmation for others to witness your deed and sacrifice. If not yet, let me be the first to say, "Thank you for your service."
02-13-12, 01:41 PM #20
Dont mean nothin
02-14-12, 10:04 AM #21
02-14-12, 11:01 AM #22
03-14-12, 09:20 PM #23
I am currently at the Pentagon, so I see officers....EVERYWHERE...and it is common to see the Bronze Star with NO V device as the highest personal award for many officers around here, especially, Army, Navy and Air Force. I do see some Marines with them, but alot fewer. I would almost venture to say if it is Army above Lt. Col, they have a Bronze Star...Just saying. Semper.
03-16-12, 06:29 PM #24
Yup. Concur. "Meritorous paperwork in a combat zone without suffering a serious powerpoint injury".
I weep for what this country is becoming, and fear for my children and grandchildren's future if any more democrats gain national office. We lose more and more freedoms every single day to creeping nannystatism and those who vote for Democrats only want to increase that. Anyone voting for a 'dem' is someone who likely wants to take everything YOU have worked for and mortgage your kids future as well.
The Malignant Leprechaun
03-16-12, 09:51 PM #25
What's the big deal here? When a military person performs an act of valor, a "V" is placed upon the Bronze Star. When a person performs his or her duties beyond what is expected under difficult circumstances, they a BS as a kind of "high letter of accommodation". When I was in Vietnam, my buddy and I were both recommened for a BS for meritorious service in a combat zone (not valor). My friend got his, but I did not. It seems that I was awared a Meritorous Mass during the same period and the Corps said "only one award for the same service." Good for my friend! He worked damn hard and earned the recognition. 8 years later I was awarded the Joint Service Accommodation Medal for meritorious service while serving in a joint command unit. When it comes to the BS without the "V" device, just let it go...no big deal. Not every medal is for combat. In the old days, getting the good conduct medal was a big deal because very few were earned...today almost everyone gets one. It was such a big deal that the Navy had red and gold chevrons. Having served in the Army National Guard and being deployed to Iraq, I can say that the Army, like the Air Force, gives ribbons away for trivial things like completing NCO schools, overseas service, and a few others. But in so far as the normal medals go, there is very little difference between the services. You do have to stand out a bit more in the Corps, but the Corps does hand them out for meritorious service as well.
03-17-12, 05:36 AM #26
Embarrassing i think
Awards like the BS and the PH should be reserved for marines, soldiers or whoever acted valiantly in combat. It ****es me the **** off when some boot ass pogs get a combat medal for doing their ****ing job. Then to wear it and think they deserve it is even worse. Its like they dont give a **** about the men who actually earned it and what they did in order to get it.
This is just one of the things that disgusts me about the military today, no honor.
03-17-12, 07:10 AM #27
You know, in the end its doesn’t matter how many awards you’ve or don’t have, when you die no one remembers anyway;.
03-17-12, 07:41 AM #28
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